I like to use small stands and racks made from wood for organizing tools in my tool cabinets and on the workbench. Some of the cutting tools like the 90 degree countersinks and the screw machine length drills are used at the metal lathes, milling machine and drill press so the wood stands make it easy to spot in the shop and moved from machine to machine. I typically use oak, mahogany or teak for the wood stands and finish then with two coats of the Deft clear semi-gloss spray finish. I find drilling a small through hole at the bottom for each tool hole in the wood stands prevents the tool shanks from sticking in the holes due to suction. The oak rack for the ER16 and E16 collets was step drilled with two sizes of Forstner bits to accommodate the collet tapers. The 90 degree countersinks are stored in a mahogany stand while the screw machine drills are stored in a teak stand (this wood is from a teak screw hole plug used in teak decking on cargo ships when teak decking was more common). Finally the tap storage drawer is from a small tool chest I made almost fifty years ago. The drawer can be removed and taken to the bench.
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